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"Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism," a traveling poster exhibition highlighting historical boycott movements from the 1950s to the present, will be on Display August 20 - September 20 at University of Nebraska at Omaha Criss Library's Osborne Family Gallery.

   

The University of Nebraska at Omaha yearbook or annual went by several names, beginning as the Gateway in 1915 and then becoming the Omahan, Tomahawk, and Breakaway before ending as the Maverick in 1973-1975. Through the yearbooks themselves, the exhibit highlights the university’s response to World War II; images of the growing and changing campus, especially Arts & Sciences Hall; and changes in the content and appearance of the yearbook. The exhibit in Archives & Special Collections marks 100 years since the publication of the university's first yearbook and the free online access to UNO’s yearbook first available in 2015 from Criss Library.

The current exhibit in Archives and Special Collections has a display of Afghan Art dating from the 1st century B.C.E. to the present. Items on display reveal information on Greco-Bactrian art, contemporary art, popular art, and miniature paintings by Bihzad, a famous Afghan painter from late 15th and early 16th centuries. Also included in the display are handmade pottery works from Afghanistan, produced in Istalif, a small town north of Kabul during the mid-twentieth century.

   

The newest exhibit in Archives & Special Collections at Criss Library gives visitors a glimpse into the life of Chuck Hagel on the campaign trail in Nebraska in 1996 and 2002. When Hagel decided to run for U.S. Senate in 1996 he was virtually unknown to most Nebraskans. As such, Hagel needed to reach out to communities across the state if he intended to win the election. One way Hagel gained support was through local parades and events. This approach helped Hagel win the election and maintain his seat when he ran again in 2002. The photos on display provide a look into the many events, parades, and other local activities that Hagel, his family, his campaign staff, and his volunteers participated in across Nebraska to garner support for Hagel in his two runs for public office.

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Computers, Laptops, & Tablets

Computing Workstations

UNO Net ID computing workstations are available on the first floor of the library, UNO Net ID computing workstations, and public computing workstations are available on the second floor. Each workstation features the following software (this list is not meant to be exhaustive):

Mac Lab Software

  • OS X 10.8
  • Office for Mac 2011
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Complete ( Photoshop extended, Illustrator, Flash Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, SpeedGrade, Prelude, Encore)
  • Firefox
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Write-N-Cite

PC Lab Software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Complete  (Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro, Illustrator,  Adobe Premier)
  • Chemistry 1184 package includes G09W and Gaussian Chemistry software.
  • ChemBioOffice 14
  • Internet Explorer 11 (Web browser)
  • K-Lite Codec Pack
  • Write-N-Cite
  • WinSCP
  • Putty
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
     
  • Math packages: SPSS 22 Minitab 17,Maple 18, SAS 9.4, Matlab R2014, Mathematica 10.
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Firefox ESR (Web browser)
  • Chrome (Web browser)
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser
  • Open Office
  • Power DVD Suite (View and Burn)
  • QuickTime Picture Viewer and Player
  • Speech Outliner
  • Windows 7 Enterpirse x64 (Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker)

Language learning software is available on following computers: sllc-1 and sllc-2 located on the main floor in SCOLA area.

Laptops

Laptops and other computing equipment are available to UNO students, faculty, and staff for use while in the Library and can be checked out at the Main Service Desk. Renewal is available if not reserved by another user. Laptop checkouts require an annual signed agreement from the borrower.

Dell PC laptops, MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros are available for a 3 hour check out period, within the Library only. Each laptop includes a carrying case, and charger.

Mac Laptop Software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Complete  (Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro, Illustrator,  Adobe Premier)
  • OS X 10.7
  • Office for Mac 2011
  • Firefox
PC Laptop Software
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Complete  (Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro, Illustrator,  Adobe Premier)
  • Chemistry 1184 package includes G09W and Gaussian Chemistry software.
  • ChemBioOffice 14
  • Internet Explorer 11 (Web browser)
  • K-Lite Codec Pack
  • Math packages: SPSS 22, Minitab 17,Maple 18, SAS 9.4, Matlab R2014, Mathematica 10.
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Write-N-Cite

  • Firefox ESR (Web browser)
  • Chrom (Web browser)
  • Respondus Lockdown browser
  • Open Office
  • QuickTime Picture Viewer and Player
  • Speech Outliner
  • WinSCP
  • Putty
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Windows 7 Enterpirse x64 (Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker)

To use Math packages on a laptop wireless connection to UNOSecure or wired connection is required.

Reserve a Laptop
For more information on making reservations, contact the Main Service Desk at (402) 554-3206.

Further Assistance
Assistance with public computers and their software is available from all service desks.

Kindles
Kindles are available for a two-week check out period, with 1 renewal (if no holds have been placed). The wireless, portable device from Amazon has instant download access to more than 440,000 books and is a faster alternative to inter-library loans.  Visit the Main Service Desk with your current MavCard or UNO-affiliated library card to check out a Kindle.

iPads
iPads are available for a two-week check out period, with 1 renewal (if no holds have been placed). Visit the Main Service Desk with your current MavCard or UNO-affiliated library card to check out an iPad.